Take your boating skills to the next level with the Boat Operator Certification program

By Mitch Anderson

The Boat Operator Certification program recognizes the skills of USPS members at different levels of recreational boating proficiency. A certified boat operator will represent the fulfillment of a USPS training program: an operator who is knowledgeable, competent and safe. To achieve certification at a given level, a candidate must complete Advanced Grade courses, Elective courses and USPS Seminars relevant to that level. In addition, candidates must demonstrate their proficiency in a set of practical skill tests. BOC Certifiers are trained to conduct and evaluate these skill tests and provide coaching to members for skill development.

Certification Levels

There are currently four levels of certification available to members:

  • Inland Navigator
  • Coastal Navigator
  • Advanced Coastal Navigator
  • Offshore Navigator

Register Now for Boat Operator Certification

The requirements for Inland Navigator and Coastal Navigator have been added to our web page (https://www.minnetonkaps.org/current-boating-safety-classes/). If you are interested, please register on the site.

If you have any questions, please e-mail me (education@minnetonkaps.org).